Joe Thornell Sr

Dell Rapids, South Dakota

Joe is a dynamic and proven leader, educator, and mentor with progressive senior leadership experiences, continuous professional development, and proven leadership in both military and civilian organizations. He is principally focused on developing the next generation of leaders through creation, implementation, and longevity of effective professional development programs that capitalize on education, training, and experience. Joe's leadership foundation is steeped in ethics, morals, and values. Joe proactively engages change management and enjoyed multiple successes with organization culture change in his past experiences. He is presently assisting the South Dakota Leadership Academy in it's program startup at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, South Dakota. Joe and his wife Kerry live in Dell Rapids South Dakota and they have two children and five grandchildren.